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Giuliani Denounces Reyes' Anti-Gay Flier As 'Silly,' Endorses Opponent

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Rudy Giuliani has officially distanced himself from former aide and GOP New York Senate hopeful Juan Reyes to back fellow Republican Eric Ulrich's campaign instead.

The rumor mill began churning out news yesterday that former New York City Mayor Giuliani planned on denouncing Reyes for his homophobic primary campaign mailer accusing Ulrich of being too "gay-friendly", and Giuliani didn't disappoint when he finally did the deed in the evening

"After seeing what his campaign has done, which is disgusting, Juan doesn't belong in politics. I don't know where he belongs, but he belongs someplace else," Giuliani said before turning all ad hominem on former friend Reyes: "I find these attacks, the gay-bashing attacks, childish, silly and a real indication you don't belong in public service."

Reyes, meanwhile, is probably trying to scrape together what support he can and hope that his political career isn't completely over, which is a very likely scenario.

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  1. Good to know Rudy has our back. I suspect there may be more to this story, but this is at least a good outcome.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Sep 13, 2012 11:04:25 AM


  2. It doesn't really matter what Guiliani thinks. New Yorkers don't care. He couldn't win a race in his home state. His fifteen minutes were up a long time ago, but apparently his watch stopped.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Sep 13, 2012 2:25:17 PM


  3. Alex P., don't get too carried away. When he was running for President in 2008, he said that he'd veto the New Hampshire civil unions bill (yes, civil unions!) and also said that, while he didn't support an amendment to the federal constitution banning marriages of same-sex couples at that time, he was open to the idea of supporting such an amendment in the future if many more states started recognizing marriage equality. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2007/oct/05/mitt-romney/hes-right-that-others-have-hedged-/

    Posted by: Patric | Sep 13, 2012 3:47:00 PM


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